Notified resource consent applications

Resource consents are notified for public comment when the Council considers that the environmental implications of the proposed resource use may be of concern to some members of the public.

What is a notified application?

Most resource consent applications are able to be processed without the need to notify the general public as the environmental effects of the activity are perceived as minor, and all affected people have given their written approval.

If your application is not notified, it will not be advertised or be asked for submissions. The Council's decision will be based on the application alone.

However, some proposals have a broader effect on the environment and may require notification from people who may be directly affected (limited notification) or the general public (public notification).   

If your application is notified, then the public can make a submission on your application and become involved in the hearing of your application. See the Resource consent hearings page for more information on what happens at a resource consent hearing.

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Resource consents open for submission

RC155234 M Stopforth

To establish and operate a new café, with associated carparking, signage and landscaping, and having a capacity of 100 persons maximum at 123 Waikuku Beach Road, Waikuku, being Lot 1 DP 83190. The existing building which is to become the subject premises has a floor area of 160m2. A 70m2 extension is planned, increasing the total floor area to 230m2.

While the subject property has a double road frontage (onto both Stokes Road and Waikuku Beach Road), only the Waikuku Beach Road entranceway will be used in conjunction with this proposal. Thirty five on-site car parks are to be provided. This is a Discretionary activity. The site is zoned Rural in the Waimakariri District Plan

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Limited notification

Once your application has been assessed, the Planning Officer will determine whether the effects of your proposal are minor (or more than minor) and checks will be made on whether you obtained written approvals from everyone who is likely to be affected.

If any one of those affected parties have not given their written approval, the Council may notify those individual people. They will then be able to make a submission, either supporting or opposing your application, within 20 working days.

Public notification

If the Council determines that the effects of your proposal are more than minor, it may decide to publicly notify your application by issuing: 

  • A public notice in the Christchurch Press newspaper and Council website
  • A site notice(s), outlining the application, on the application site
  • A notice to the affected people and other people the Council is required to notify under the Resource Management Act 1991. (See the Resource Management Act page for more information on this Act.)

Anyone can make a submission supporting or opposing your application within 20 working days of the application being notified.

What happens if your application receives a submission?

The Council encourages applicants and submitters to communicate directly to discuss any concerns and identify ways in which those concerns can be addressed.

If those concerns cannot be resolved, the Council may arrange a pre-hearing meeting or refer the parties to mediation. This is an opportunity to clarify and potentially resolve any concerns. If that doesn't succeed, a public hearing will be held to decide on your application.